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The Measurement of Effective Tax Rates: Common Themes in Business Management and Economics

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  • Lammersen, Lothar
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    Economic agents who face the diversity of tax systems demand condensed but sophisticated information on effective tax burdens. We analyse common features and differences between important forward-looking concepts of measuring effective tax rates in business management and economics and develop some useful properties for analysing and communicating them. We explore how the instruments can be employed to provide information on the impact of taxation on decision-making, competition, and distribution. The large variety of instru-ments proves very useful. However, it turns out to be necessary to reveal the measurement?s scope and to carefully choose the adequate approach and measure. --

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    Paper provided by ZEW - Zentrum für Europäische Wirtschaftsforschung / Center for European Economic Research in its series ZEW Discussion Papers with number 02-46.

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    Handle: RePEc:zbw:zewdip:672

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    Keywords: Corporate Taxation; Decision-Making; Competition; Effective Tax Burden;

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    1. Jacqueline Haverals, 2005. "IAS/IFRS in Belgium: Quantitative Analysis of the Impact on the Tax Burden of Companies," Working Papers CEB 05-011.RS, ULB -- Universite Libre de Bruxelles.
    2. Tao Zeng, 2010. "Income tax liability for large corporations in China: 1998-2007," Asian Review of Accounting, Emerald Group Publishing, vol. 18(3), pages 180-196, September.
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